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 Follow the steps below to ensure that your application to the Veterinary Medicine Program is complete, accurate, and on time!

DVM Application Procedures


 Apply To CSU's DVM Program


​• VMCAS 2020 Application:  is now closed-will open May 2019

​• CSA 2020 Ap​pl​ic​ation​​:  is now closed-will open July 2019

​​Materials Checklist​

Deadline: September 2019

If the following items are NOT submitted before Sept. 17, 2019 @ 10 p.m.​ MDT, your Colorado Supplemental Application will be designated as INELIGIBLE and will be eliminated from further review by the Admissions Committee:

  • VMCAS Application & Fee
  • CSA Application & Fee
  • GRE scores (V,Q,A) self-reported in the CSA
  • VMCAS LORs (3) 

 Important Application Deadlines

  • Aug. 12    
    Last day to take GRE exam
  • Sep. 17  (Sep 1 is suggested)    
    Transcripts received by VMCAS 
  • Sep. 17  @  10pm MDT 
    VMCAS Application & Fee
    CSA Application & Fee
    GRE scores​ (V, Q, A) self-reported
    VMCAS LORs (3) 
  • July 15 (if offer/alternate status)
    Receipt of final transcript showing completion of any provisional/required prerequisites

 DVM Admissions Contact

Please allow 24 hours for a response.

Sample Application

If you would like to view a sample copy of a prior cycle application as a reference for purposes of reading, planning, and printing, please see link below. You can not fill out this version, you can not submit this version.

Note: Application to the UAF - CSU Veterinary Program, any of the combined programs (DVM - MBA, DVM - MPH, DVM - MSA, DVM - MST, DVM - PhD), or the Food Animal Veterinary Career Incentive Program (FAVCIP) is incorporated via an additional essay/section on the Colorado Supplemental Application.

Detailed Application Procedures

1. Transcripts
  • Applicants should send official transcripts to be received at VMCAS by September 1, so VMCAS can begin the Transcript Verification process on a submitted VMCAS application.

  • The goal is to have a verified application status  by September 17, 2019. Those that wait until the deadline to send transcripts have a far less chance of achieving a verified application status.

  • **NOTE: If all transcripts are not received at VMCAS before September 17, your application will not be verified. September 17 is a hard deadline, no exceptions will be made.

  • VMCAS will make transcripts available, online, to the veterinary schools. 

  • All international transcripts (to include Canada) must be processed through a transcript evaluation service and received at VMCAS before SEP 17. Only electronically submitted World Education Services (WES) ​"course-by-course" evaluations will be accepted by VMCAS.  It is possible to expedite your request, for an additional fee charged by WES.

  • All offers will be provisional based on subsequent verification of VMCAS-reported courses, credits, and grades. In addition, the fall 2019/spring 2020 transcript (if enrolled in fall/spring courses) must not reflect a dramatic negative change in academic performance. 

  • Special Coursework: For study abroad, military, or AP coursework- see VMCAS Instructions for transcript requirements. 

2. Applications - two are required
3. VMCAS - submit the following items to VMCAS
  • Transcripts as listed above

  • VMCAS Application and Fee

  • VMCAS LORs (3) - Recommendations that speak to academic and non-academic experiences will provide valuable insights. These can be from faculty, advisors, supervisors as some examples. It is our suggestion to have one veterinarian, one academic source, and one employment/personal source; but to ultimately select recommenders with whom you are most comfortable - with at least one being from a veterinarian.  

4. CVMBS - submit the following items to CVMBS College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
  • CSA Colorado Supplemental Application
    If you are applying, to one or more of the combined programs, the FAVCIP Program, or the UAF/CSU Program, an additional essay/section will be required within the CSA. 

  • CSA Application Fee - $80.00
    Fee must be paid by credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) at time of application submit. 

  • GRE Scores - official​
    GRE scores are reuqired for the 2020 cycle - Official scores should be sent to VMCAS, code 2187  ​

  • GRE Scores - self-reported/unofficial
    The Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test (Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical) is required. 

    • Test scores must be within five years (test scores earlier than August 1, 2014, will not be accepted). ​

    • It is the applicant's responsibility to schedule the test on or before August 12, 2019  so they can self-report their Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical unofficial scores on the CSA before the deadline September 17, 2019 @ 10 pm MDT. 

    • NOTE: The self-reported/unofficial Verbal, Quantitative, and Analytical scores are a required entry on the CSA in order to submit the application.​  ​​​​

5. ETS - submit the following to ETS
  • ​Official GRE scores - (VMCAS, code 2187) - Applicants should submit a request to their testing center before September 17, 2019 to have their official scores sent t​o CSU to be received at CSU by September 30. In November, official scores will be used to verify all applicant self-reported/unofficial scores before offers are made. 

  • TOEFL scores The TOEFL examination is required for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English. The minimum TOEFL score for admission without condition is 550 (paper-based), 80 (internet-based) or 6.5 (IELTS). Official scores, taken within two years prior to admission, must be submitted directly from the testing agency. Please have the testing agency send official scores to CSU, code 4075. 

Students are exempted from the TOEFL requirement if the official language of their country is English or they have recently earned a degree at an American university. For more information, please see information posted by the CSU Graduate School-Graduate Bulletin-Admissions Requirements + Procedures, PLAN C.

6. Interviews

Candidates selected for an interview will be notified by email in late December. Completing the interview is required to be considered for a p​osition in the DVM program. Interviews will be held on January 18-19, 2020 (Sat-Sun). Admissions decisions will be based on a combined rank of the application folder rank and the interview rank. ​

CSU will use the Multiple Mini Interview (MMI) format. The MMI is a scripted interaction between a candidate and an interviewer in which the interviewer has a standardized rubric for assessment. While the interview process will be a full day, the MMI interview will take approximately one hour. The format consists of six timed scenarios which assess attributes such as communication, conflict resolution, critical thinking, empathy, ethical judgment, problem solving, responsibility, self-awareness, self-management, and teamwork.  Each scenario is eight minutes in duration, with two minutes to read the scenario and six minutes of interaction with the scenario interviewer.​​​​​

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